Posts Tagged ‘Taxes’

Petrol tax to hit poor Comments 0

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Petrol tax will hurt poor

The voices of a church, a charity and an economist are raised against the government’s petrol tax. They say that it is regressive and will hurt Auckland’s poor the most. Transport minister, Phil Twyford, says he wants a fuel excise duty increase of between nine and 12 cents a litre. Furthermore, Aucklanders would have to Read more

Congregational Christian Church rejects tax proposal Comments 0

Monday, May 29th, 2017

The Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S), the largest christian denomination in Samoa, has rejected a proposal by the government to tax church ministers. At its annual conference last week a resolution was passed to present a letter to the government outlining the church’s objection. The rejection of the government’s plan was widely supported by the Read more

Rome’s first female mayor vows to get taxes from Vatican Comments 0

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Rome’s first ever female mayor has promised to pursue unpaid taxes worth hundreds of millions of euros from the Vatican. Virginia Raggi, 37, had said that if elected, she would pursue claims worth €250m and €400m. These are allegedly unpaid taxes on the Vatican’s real estate holdings and other assets. The taxes had never been Read more

South Korea to require clergy to pay taxes Comments 0

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

South Korea’s parliament has approved a bill that will require the nation’s clergy to pay taxes from 2018. South Korea has an estimated 360,000 priests and monks whose earnings will be re-classified as “religious income”, rather than the current label of “honorarium”. A sliding scale means those earning 40 million won (US$34,500) or less a Read more